Licensing

Microsoft Increasing Prices in the UK

October 24, 2016 // 2 Comments

Microsoft announced late last week that prices will be increasing in the UK from January 1st. This has been expected for a while in the channel after the crash of Sterling versus the Euro and the US Dollar (the currency that Microsoft is based on). FYI, Microsoft has price lists in different [...]

VMware Increasing Pricing For Partners

March 25, 2015 // 2 Comments

I was forwarded an email today from a VMware distributor that informs VMware authorised partners that their prices are going up. No customer buys software directly from the big software vendors. Typically the path is either: Manufacturer > Distributor > Reseller > Customer Manufacturer [...]

Microsoft Azure Now Available Through Open Licensing

August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

It is August 1st, and today is the very first day that you can buy credit for usage on Azure through Open Licensing. This includes Open, OV, and OVS, as well as educational and government schemes. How Does It Work? The process is: A customer asks to buy X amount of credit from a reseller – [...]

Clarifying The Updates Coming To The Windows UI

April 3, 2014 // 4 Comments

It appears, judging by Twitter, that lots of people haven’t been following my tweets or reading the stories by Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott. So let’s clear up what is happening in the upcoming updates. Windows 8.1 (and Windows Server 2012 R2) Update On April 8th, via Windows Update, you will [...]
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